News 10.01.10

Friday Roundup: Free Screenings and the Fight Against Injustice

“Conviction,” a feature film based on the true story of Betty Anne Waters’s fight to free her brother Kenny Waters, opens in theaters two weeks from today.

Get free tickets to advance screenings across the U.S. and Canada here

.

At a screening this week in Boston, director Tony Goldwyn and actor Sam Rockwell joined Betty Anne Waters to discuss the making of the film and the true story that inspired it.

Watch videos of the screening here

and learn more about

the story behind the film

.

A 63-year-old Texas woman, who served six years in prison for a murder she says she didn’t commit before she was freed in 1998, is

still seeking to clear her name

. In the wake of national scandals involving rape kit evidence left untested for years, San Francisco officials are considering joining other cities in

making it mandatory

for law enforcement agencies to test all evidence from sexual assaults.

Florida prisoner Gary Bennett says he has been in prison since 1984 for a murder he didn’t commit, and his attorneys have filed a motion

seeking a new trial

based on evidence of his innocence.

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